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Published on 14. 06. 2021
The connections of the 12V positive battery cable and of the battery monitoring system cable to the main fuse box may have been swapped around.
As a result, the 12V positive battery cable will not be properly fused In the event of a short circuit, e.g. following an accident, and its temperature would exceed the permitted value, leading to an increased risk of fire.
The Volkswagen Passat GTE models affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 March 2020 and 29 March 2021.
VW recall code: 97FF
Affected models: Passat GTE, Arteon eHybrid
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 4 114
Source: Rapex Alert 23/2021 A12/00804/21
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type.
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.